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  • Secrets of the Sideshowsby Joe Nickell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 19.95

    On small-town ballfields and county fairgrounds, the sideshow performers set up their tents and trailers in the shadow of the Ferris wheel. There they amazed us with daring feats such as fire eating and sword swallowing, intrigued us with exhibitions of human oddities and various "anatomical wonders," and yes, deceived us with illusions such as "Atasha... more...

  • Managing Leisureby Byron Grainger-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    Managing Leisure is an excellent reference tool for both students and practitioners in the leisure industry. It provides detailed and practical advice on managing buildings, budgets and people. It also covers the vital aspects of law, finance, health & safety and competitive tendering. Managing Leisure takes management theory and looks at its... more...

  • Riding Prettyby Renee M. Laegreid

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    In 1910, when the town of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, it introduced a new kind of rodeo queen - not a traveling cowgirl performer but a young, middle-class woman from its own town. This work examines the history, evolution, and significance of the community-sponsored rodeo queen. more...

  • Design for Outdoor Recreationby Simon Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 100.00

    Design for Outdoor Recreation takes a detailed look at all aspects of design of facilities needed by visitors to outdoor recreation destinations. The book is a comprehensive manual for planners, designers and managers of recreation taking them through the processes of design and enabling them to find the most appropriate balance between visitor needs... more...

  • Serious Playby Louise Peacock

    Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00

    Clowns’ slapstick is their primary mode of performance and allows them to provoke audiences to laughter wherever they perform. This innovative book, focussing on contemporary practice in the USA and Europe over the last 50 years, investigates the nature and function of clown performance in modern society. Through analysis of clowning in a range... more...

  • Play for Children with Special Needsby Christine Macintyre

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    This fully revised edition of Play for Children with Special Needs includes new research findings and explains their implications for practice. more...

  • Sports and Safety Managementby Steve Frosdick; Lynne Walley

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95

    Sport and Safety Management is a comprehensive and practical handbook for all involved with the safe management of sporting events. Disasters such as Hillsborough have concentrated managers' minds on public safety and crowd control at all major events. Sport and Safety Management provides necessary advice and guidance for all such managers. Contributions... more...

  • Icon, Brand, Mythby Max Foran

    Athabasca University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    An investigation of the meanings and iconography of the Stampede: an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for 10 days every July. Since 1923, archetypal ?Cowboys and Indians? are seen again at the chuckwagon races, on the midway, and throughout Calgary. Each essay in this collection examines a facet of the experience?from the images... more...

  • Evolutionary Playworkby Bob Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Play is a crucial component in the development of all children. In this fully updated and revised edition of his classic playwork text, Bob Hughes explores the complexities of children?s play, its meaning and purpose, and argues that adult-free play is essential for the psychological well-being of the child. The book is divided into fourteen... more...

  • The Immersive Worlds Handbookby Scott Lukas

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Scott Lukas, famed industry expert on designing themed spaces, brings you a book that focuses on the imaginative world of themed, immersive and consumer spaces. Whether or not you are involved in designing a theme park, cultural museum, shop, or other entertainment space, you will benefit from the insider tips, experiences, and techniques highlighted... more...